An original online event showcasing & supporting new work and talent emerging from game design programs
Horizons Conference: February 16th!
Horizons Showcase: April 12th!
The Future of Game Design
Horizons connects diverse and highly qualified students with one another, industry representatives, and to a worldwide community. These future industry leaders are the pipeline to change, diversity, and to the future for the industry. Through our first-of-its-kind conference and showcase, Horizons amplifies new student work and emerging talent from games programs to industry, one another, and the broader public.
Horizons 2023-2024 builds upon the tremendous successes of its pilot programs, expanding opportunities for institutions to represent their programs and for students and faculty to connect from across the world, exploring the most important current topics, interacting with leading industry, building a robust community network, and celebrating top student and faculty work.
Contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org
Conference – February 16th
The conference features expert panels, networking with industry, talks from alumni working in industry, and talks to address key questions games students grapple with as the move from school to industry. Open to all enrolled Horizons students and faculty.
- Preparing for career in industry
- Creating portfolios
- Community building
- Studio culture
- Going solo
- Professional networking
- Careers outside the game industry
- Dedicated discord
- Faculty, alumni, or student speaking opportunity
- Access to conference video library
Showcase – April 12th
The showcase features student work which is streamed to the public and rebroadcast at the IndieCade Festival and on ESTV across Asia. In 2023, the showcase rebroadcast received 650,000 views. Schools can choose to show their student’s work through featured segments or as part of a trailer reel.
- Featured segment
- Trailer reel
- Spotlight games in school on horizons website
- Promoted student portfolio and resumes
- Game feedback
Horizons recognizes outstanding faculty for tireless work in one of four categories:
- One lifetime achievement also awarded
Marketing & Promotion
- School featured on IndieCade website
- Opportunity to provide school prompt trailer for website
- Logon on IndieCade website
- Featured profile on IndieCade Instagram
- Segment of highlight reel trailers to be spotlit on social media
Student Ambassador Program
Horizons will work with a student ambassador to help you organize your benefits and manage communications with our team. Less emails in your inbox = happier you.
HORIZONS FACULTY OF EXCELLENCE AWARDS
2023 PARTICIPATING INSTITUTIONS
American University Game Center
Bradley University, Department of Interactive Media
Clark University, Becker School of Design and Technology
Falmouth University Games Academy
Michigan State University
NYU Game Center
University of Miami Department of Interactive Media
ArtCenter College of Design
DePaul University Jarvis College of Computing and Digital Media
Kent State University at Tuscarawas
University of Tulsa
University of Utah, Entertainment Arts & Engineering
Indiana University Bloomington
Michigan Technological University
Santa Monica College
Horizons is possible in part from support from the Knight Foundation
Horizons is a partnership of HEVGA and IndieCade
The Higher Education Video Game Alliance is the leading academic association advocating for the critical role video game programs play in higher education, industry, and government. Our mission is to create a platform for higher education leaders which will underscore the cultural, scientific, and economic importance of video game programs in colleges and universities.